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Old 01-23-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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Ideal excursions for a 3 & 4 y/o

Just booked our first DCL cruise for 4/27/13! Going to Cozumel and CC. I have 2 DD's and would appreciate any suggestions for shore excursions with them. TIA! I am learning a lot reading all of your helpful threads. Thx again!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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Also hoping find reviews, we are on the same sailing. We think we will do the Cozumel ruins and beach tour so its good for all- see the ruins for adults but 90 pool/beach time too. We have a 4 almost 5 yo and a 7 yo.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Also hoping find reviews, we are on the same sailing. We think we will do the Cozumel ruins and beach tour so its good for all- see the ruins for adults but 90 pool/beach time too. We have a 4 almost 5 yo and a 7 yo.
x2 on the Ruins....they are amazing and great for any age.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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We are planning to be on the sane trip! Need to pay our deposit today. We will have a 5.5 DS and just turned 3 DD. DH swears we will not get off the ship in Cozumel, but I'm hoping to change his mind!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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x2 on the Ruins....they are amazing and great for any age.
Awesome! I dont want to go all that way and miss them. thanks
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #6
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In Grand Cayman I would look into going to the turtle farm. It is awesome. I would suggest a tour that includes more than just a look around as the pools there are very neat.

In Cozumel I would avoid any tour that requires you to go to mainland Mexico (Cozumel is an island). The ferry to the mainland is very rocky and has a lot of exhaust fumes. This often causes people to get sea sick.

Honestly if this is your first cruise I would focus more on things to do on the ship itself and shedule 1 shore excursion. This will be more relaxing, cheaper, and allow the kids the time to do more of the fun shipboard activities.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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Just did those stops with a 4 & 2.

we did paradise beach in Cozumel which worked out well. I would have liked to do ruins, but a ferry ride to the mainland and then a buss ride would not have worked for my kids.


we did Turtle Farm in GC and really liked it.

check out these threads:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3047919

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3047393

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3044028
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Just did those stops with a 4 & 2.

we did paradise beach in Cozumel which worked out well. I would have liked to do ruins, but a ferry ride to the mainland and then a buss ride would not have worked for my kids.


we did Turtle Farm in GC and really liked it.

check out these threads:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3047919

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3047393

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3044028
Now I am confused- the disney excursions page says a motocoach ride not ferry.
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it was my understanding that all of the real ruins were on the mainland, but i'm probably wrong.
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Thanks to everyone for their input. I have been on other cruises to Cozumel (pre-kids). I don't remember there being Ruins on the island. And not sure I want to take the time to travel to the mainland. I like the idea of the turtles. Did anyone do something special on CC or just chill?
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DD had just turned 3 when we cruised. We did the Dolphin Encounter and Turtle Farm excursion on GC. Both DD3 and DS7 liked the turtle farm. Both were scared of being in the water with the dolphins at Dolphin Discovery. They started to warm up to it right at the end. I wish we would have just done the Turtle Farm.

We went to the beach at Playa Mia in Cozumel. Both my children loved it and it was very relaxing for me and DH. We really had a great day. There is also a small water park there. It opened two weeks after we went. It looked really fun for kids.
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The San Gervasio Ruins are on the island and that is what the Cozumel Highlights and Ruins tour covers
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The San Gervasio Ruins are on the island and that is what the Cozumel Highlights and Ruins tour covers
Yes that is the one. I looked map to be sure I wasnt lost but yes they are on the island. Its smaller scale then those on mainland it seems. I am wondering if we would be better off going on our own rather then Disneys excursion I am just leary of knowing how to safely get around on my own.
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We took a cab to paradise beach and back, then walked around downtown, and i never felt for a second that anything was sketchy. The cabbies know all of the spots you may ask them to go to, and I would expect that most speak at least rudimentary English. Just leave youself plenty of time to get around, and you wont miss the boat.

If you google crime and cozumel, you'll see that they are very proud of a low crime rate there.
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Thanks, I may try one of the other beaches then and maybe skip ruins. I did want to do more then just beach, see a little more of the island. I dont care about shopping areas.
I got taken advantage of by cabbie in Ft lauderdale so Mexico really had me wondering. Good to know they have low crime.
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